Two pairs of socks are on the needles. First is the 'mindless' socks that I knit while reading, the yarn is from String Theory:
The second pair are the Legolas socks. These are actually quite fun but a bit complex so I haven't worked on them as much as I should..maybe I'll take them for the trip to Chicago. There is a cable pattern (on the top of the sock that you see here) that twists around the leg, so it is somewhat impossible to photograph well. I have no clue what the yarn is but it is blue and soft and kind fragile (oops).